Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

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ST. LOUIS > Firefighters rescue another person * For a second straight day, St. Louis firefighters pulled a badly injured person from a burning home. On Tuesday, it was a man they found not breathing on the first floor of a two-family brick house at 2827 Victor Street.

Fire department spokesman Gregg Favre said rescuers revived the man on the front lawn and rushed him to a hospital, where his condition was not known. Another man escaped on his own from the second floor in the 2:10 a.m. blaze. Investigators believe the fire started accidentally.

On Monday, firefighters carried a bedridden 90-year-old woman from her home in the 2400 block of Whittier Street after cleaning chemicals apparently ignited a fire in a utility room about 3:30 a.m.

ST. LOUIS > Bridge jumper identified * The man who died Friday after apparently jumping from an overpass onto the windshield of a passing truck has been identified as William Estes, 24, of the 5000 block of Cote Brilliante Avenue.

Estes went off the Lafayette Avenue overpass about 8:30 a.m. and landed on a truck headed west on Interstate 44 near the I-55 split, police said. The driver, 47, was taken to a hospital with injuries.

SPRINGFIELD, MO. > Death sentences for prison killing * Two inmates at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield were sentenced Monday in federal court in Kansas City to die for killing another prisoner in 2010.

The condemned are Wesley Paul Coonce Jr., 34, serving life for kidnapping and assault in Texas, and Charles Michael Hall, 43, serving 16 years for threatening a federal judge and prosecutor in Maine.

They were convicted of the first-degree murder of Victor Castro- Rodriguez, 51, by tying him up and stomping and standing on his throat, officials said. Prosecutors said Castro was targeted in part for helping a prison employee who had been attacked by an inmate.

CLAYTON > Man gets three years for sexual assaults * Don Ingerson, 68, who taught in various St. …

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